Six European and International organisations in the mobility domain team up to further strengthen cooperation on the standardised delivery of safety-related traffic information in Europe.

Traveller Information Services Association (TISA), a membership association with worldwide scope on proactive implementation of traffic and travel information services and products has entered into a collaboration agreement with NAPCORE, DATEX II, CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium, Data for Road Safety ecosystem and C-Roads.

An initial agreement from 2013 resulted in the first proposal for harmonised message sets in TPEG2 (ISO IS/TS 21219), TMC (ISO EN 14819-2) and DATEX II (CET/TS 16157) format, responding to the EU Delegated Regulation 886/2013 (Priority Action c of the European ITS Directive 2020/40/EU). Over the years, as more technologies and standardised delivery channels can distribute SRTI content to users, more organisations have joined the work. This includes the CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium, providing message sets in the DENM (ETSI EN 302 637-3) format, as well as Data for Road Safety ecosystem, supporting SRTI data sharing from vehicles and mobile apps in Europe. The recent additions of NAPCORE and C-Roads further strengthens and expands the collaboration.

The new collaboration agreement establishes a governance structure to ensure efficient partnership between the undersigning entities with the goal to ensure:

  • continuous work progress on the recommendations for interoperability and harmonization between standards;
  • confirm commitment of the participating organisations towards shared goals;
  • provide regular publication of work updates of the different organisations.

Statement from CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium:

“Today those that make C-ITS happen, from standards, road operators, data exchange to automotive have gathered together to drive road safety in Europe further towards ‘Vision Zero’. This will further increase Europe’s global lead in Road Safety and C-ITS. This cross-sector cooperation is another important step towards our vision - Increasing road safety and traffic efficiency toward the Vision Zero (zero accidents), while reducing the environmental footprint" – says Niels Peter Skov Andersen, General Manager, CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium.

The signature of the agreement marks a significant milestone in delivering on the goals of the European Union’s ‚Vision Zero‘ by providing safety related traffic information through as many delivery channels as possible. While road accident fatalities have decreased in the past 10 years, this cooperation on SRTI standards harmonization aims to contribute to further increasing road safety and reducing accidents on European roads.

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